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Sale 1037 — United States and Foreign Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 10-14 December, 2012

Category — Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1150
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1150, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)National Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine Rose, Franklin, Large Die Essay on India (145-E6a), National Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine Rose, Franklin, Large Die Essay on India (145-E6a)National Bank Note Co., 1c Carmine Rose, Franklin, Large Die Essay on India (145-E6a). Die sunk on 151 x 226mm card with full die sinkage, brilliant color, Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

475
375
1151
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1151, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)2c Red Brown, Plate Proof on India (146P3), 2c Red Brown, Plate Proof on India (146P3)2c Red Brown, Plate Proof on India (146P3). Bottom imprint and plate no. 46 block of 12, large margins, tiny edge tear at far bottom of margin (easily trimmed), Extremely Fine

750
0
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1152
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1152, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)3c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs on India (152P1/164P1), 3c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs on India (152P1/164P1)3c-90c 1870-73 Bank Note Issues, Large Die Proofs on India (152P1/164P1). Eight die proofs, incl. Nos. 152P1-153P1, 155P1, 158P1 and 161P1-164P1, on cards with full die sinkage and ranging in size from 132 x 172mm to 150 x 240mm, deep rich colors, 163P1 with hint of oxidation, otherwise fresh and Very Fine group

2,700
850
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1153
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1153, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4), 1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4)1c-90c Continental Bank Note Co., Plate Proofs on Card (156P4-166P4). 3c and 10c on India, large margins, bright colors, Very Fine

885
0
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1154
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1154, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)1c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (156TC1), 1c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (156TC1)1c Green, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (156TC1). Die sunk on 72 x 83mm card with full die sinkage, National imprint at bottom and with clear secret mark, Very Fine, very rare, this is the basis for the Scott Catalogue listing for this color

600
325
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1155
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1155, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)1c, 2c, 6c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India, Card (156TC3/159TC3), 1c, 2c, 6c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India, Card (156TC3/159TC3)1c, 2c, 6c Black, Trial Color Plate Proofs on India, Card (156TC3/159TC3). Four blocks, first is top imprint block of eight of 156TC4, also blocks of four of 156TC3, 157TC3 and 159TC3, full to large margins, couple tiny India paper irregularities as usual, Very Fine

560
225
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1156
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1156, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)7c Orange Vermillion, Plate Proof on India (160P3), 7c Orange Vermillion, Plate Proof on India (160P3)7c Orange Vermillion, Plate Proof on India (160P3). Top imprint and plate no. 22 block of fourteen, large margins, bright color, Very Fine

1,150
550
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1157
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1157, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)10c Dull Red, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (161TC2), 10c Dull Red, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (161TC2)10c Dull Red, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proof on India (161TC2). 32 x 36mm, beautiful color, Very Fine

600
325
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1158
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1158, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)12c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (162TC4), 12c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (162TC4)12c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (162TC4). Complete set of all five colors in blocks of four, large margins throughout, Extremely Fine, a rare set of blocks, Scott Retail as singles

1,020
1,000
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1159
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1159, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)24c Dull Gray Blue, "Goodall" Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (164TC2d), 24c Dull Gray Blue, "Goodall" Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (164TC2d)24c Dull Gray Blue, "Goodall" Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (164TC2d). 33 x 39mm, intense shade and impression, Very Fine, scarce

600
325
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1160
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1160, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)24c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (164TC4), 24c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (164TC4)24c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (164TC4). Complete set of all five colors in blocks of four, large even margins, fresh colors, Extremely Fine and rare, Scott Retail as singles

1,020
1,100
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1161
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1161, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)30c Hamilton, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (165TC2), 30c Hamilton, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (165TC2)30c Hamilton, "Goodall" Small Die Trial Color Proofs on India (165TC2). Complete set of all five colors, each approximately 35 x 35mm, vivid colors, one with trivial India paper translucency as often encountered, fresh and Very Fine set

3,000
2,000
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1162
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1162, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)30c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (165TC4), 30c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (165TC4)30c Continental Bank Note Issue, Atlanta Trial Color Plate Proofs (165TC4). Complete set of all five colors in blocks of four, large even margins, Green with faint toning, otherwise Extremely Fine, Scott Retail as singles

1,020
800
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1163
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1163, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)30c Gray Black, Large Die Proof on India (165P1), 30c Gray Black, Large Die Proof on India (165P1)30c Gray Black, Large Die Proof on India (165P1). On 143 x 215mm card with full die sinkage, additional binding at left from sample book, card with few scoring marks from when India was reduced to die sinkage area, Very Fine

400
110
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1164
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1164, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)90c Deep Green, "Goodall" Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (166TC2c), 90c Deep Green, "Goodall" Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (166TC2c)90c Deep Green, "Goodall" Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (166TC2c). 36 x 36mm, rich color, Very Fine, scarce

600
200
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1165
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1165, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)90c Rose Carmine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (166P2a), 90c Rose Carmine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (166P2a)90c Rose Carmine, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (166P2a). Deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine, rare with only four or five believed to exist, ex Finkelburg and from our 2004 Rarities of the World sale

1,200
550
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1166
Ebl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1166, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Washington, Composite Plate Essays (182-E2e, 183-E3e), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Washington, Composite Plate Essays (182-E2e, 183-E3e)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Washington, Composite Plate Essays (182-E2e, 183-E3e). First is sheet of 20 in Deep Brown Orange, second is sheet of sixteen in unlisted Ultramarine, original gum, h.r., few minor faults, otherwise Fine, also incl. Nos. 182-E2d, 184-E1b and 190-E1c

2,500
700
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1167
Ebl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1167, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Washington, Composite Plate Essays (182-E2e, 183-E3e), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Washington, Composite Plate Essays (182-E2e, 183-E3e)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Washington, Composite Plate Essays (182-E2e, 183-E3e). First is sheet of sixteen in Deep Orange Brown, second is sheet of twenty in Deep Orange Brown, original gum, some h.r., few minor faults, otherwise Fine-Very Fine

2,200
750
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1168
Ebl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1168, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Light Red Violet, Composite Sheet of 36 on Stamp Paper (182-E3a/191-E2b), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Light Red Violet, Composite Sheet of 36 on Stamp Paper (182-E3a/191-E2b)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Light Red Violet, Composite Sheet of 36 on Stamp Paper (182-E3a/191-E2b). Original gum, barely hinged, large margins, Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

E. 750-1,000
850
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1169
Ebl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1169, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Dark Orange, Composite Sheet of 36 on Stamp Paper (182-E3a/191-E2b), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Dark Orange, Composite Sheet of 36 on Stamp Paper (182-E3a/191-E2b)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 1c-90c Dark Orange, Composite Sheet of 36 on Stamp Paper (182-E3a/191-E2b). Original gum, barely hinged, large margins, small thin spot in margin at bottom, appears Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

E. 750-1,000
950
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1170
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1170, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E4k), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E4k)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Schernikow Die Essay on Proof Paper (184-E4k). Six, incl. Red Violet, Orange Brown, Dark Blue Green, Dark Carmine, Dull Carmine and Deep Ultramarine, last two cut so size, others approximately 50 x 70mm, few minor flaws, all appear Fine-Very Fine

450
300
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1171
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1171, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Proof Paper (184-E5e), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Proof Paper (184-E5e)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Plate Essay on Proof Paper (184-E5e). 20, each a different color, large margins, rich colors, Very Fine, an attractive group

300
300
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1172
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1172, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b), Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b)Continental Bank Note Co., 3c Washington, Die Essay on White Glazed Paper (184-E13b). Scarlet, 62 x 77mm which is exact die sinkage size area, signed by vignette engraver at bottom, radiant color, Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

750
425
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1173
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1173, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia & Continental Bank Note Cos., Die and Plate Essays, Philadelphia & Continental Bank Note Cos., Die and Plate EssaysPhiladelphia & Continental Bank Note Cos., Die and Plate Essays. 12 items, incl. an unlisted variety of the 1c portion of No. 182-E2, also 184-E4k, 184-E5 group with several blocks, 184-E13c, bright colors, couple typical small flaws, Very Fine group

E. 300-400
350
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1174
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1174, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 6c-90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (186-E2a three, 188-E2a two, 189-E2a, 190-E2a, 191-E2a), Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 6c-90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (186-E2a three, 188-E2a two, 189-E2a, 190-E2a, 191-E2a)Philadelphia Bank Note Co., 6c-90c Washington, Plate Essays on Stamp Paper (186-E2a three, 188-E2a two, 189-E2a, 190-E2a, 191-E2a). Original gum, few h.r., five with part of captured imprint at bottom, range of colors, Fine-Very Fine group

260
130
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1175
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1175, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)2c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (183P1), 2c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (183P1)2c Vermilion, Large Die Proof on India (183P1). On 76 x 76mm card with full die sinkage, rich color, Very Fine

300
110
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1176
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1176, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2), (5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2)(5c) Garfield, Gray Brown, Large Die Essay on India (205-E2). Three, each die sunk on approx. 150 x 224mm cards with full die sinkage, American Bank Note Co. and die no. imprint at bottom, also "Pres. Jas. A. Garfield" printed below design, one with a minor corner flaw, Very Fine

750
160
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1177
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1177, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)5c Chestnut Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof Printed Directly on Card (205TC1ae var), 5c Chestnut Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof Printed Directly on Card (205TC1ae var)5c Chestnut Brown, Large Die Trial Color Proof Printed Directly on Card (205TC1ae var). 73 x 100mm with full die sinkage and die imprint, bright color, Very Fine, scarce, Scott Retail as printed on India

1,000
550
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1178
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1178, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)5c Yellow Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (205P2a), 5c Yellow Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (205P2a)5c Yellow Brown, Panama-Pacific Small Die Proof on Wove (205P2a). Large margins, rich color, Very Fine, scarce, only four or five were produced, this is the second we have offered since keeping computerized records

1,200
850
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1179
Pbl
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1179, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)1c-10c 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (205P4-210P4), 1c-10c 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (205P4-210P4)1c-10c 1880-83 American Bank Note Co. Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (205P4-210P4). Blocks of four, large even margins, fresh colors, Extremely Fine

666
375
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1180
P
Large Die Essay and Proof, Small Balance. Two items, incl. No. 205-E2 in Gray Brown with imprint and die no. C47 die sunk on full 149 x 223mm card, other is No. 164P1 reduced to 68 x 82mm with full die sinkage, couple small light toning spots, otherwise Very Fine

650
110
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1181
TC
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1181, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (206TC1), 1c Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (206TC1)1c Ultramarine, Large Die Trial Color Proof on India (206TC1). Die sunk on 146 x 210mm card with full die sinkage, intense color (slightly oxidized), trace of presentation binding at left, few toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, ex Lake Shore

600
275
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1182
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1182, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)1c-4c 1881-83 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (206P2, 207P2, 210P2, 211P2), 1c-4c 1881-83 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (206P2, 207P2, 210P2, 211P2)1c-4c 1881-83 Issues, Small Die Proofs on Wove (206P2, 207P2, 210P2, 211P2). Each on original gray card backing from a Roosevelt presentation album, 2c and 3c just a hint of toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Finkelburg

800
325
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1183
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1183, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (209P1), 10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (209P1)10c Brown, Large Die Proof on India (209P1). Die sunk on 144 x 221mm card with full die sinkage, imprint for "Duplicate Die", bright color, Very Fine

800
325
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1184
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1184, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)2c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on India (210P1), 2c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on India (210P1)2c Red Brown, Large Die Proof on India (210P1). On 142 x 180mm card with full die sinkage, with die imprint, rich color, Very Fine, from a sample book

400
180
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1185
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1185, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)1c Scarlet, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b), 1c Scarlet, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b)1c Scarlet, Franklin Facing Right, Large Die Essay on Ivory Glazed Paper (212-E4b). 64 x 73mm, shows full die sinkage area, rich color, signed by vignette engraver Alfred Jones and frame engraver Geo. H. Seymour, Very Fine

750
550
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1186
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1186, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)2c-90c 1887-88 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (213P4-218P4), 2c-90c 1887-88 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (213P4-218P4)2c-90c 1887-88 Issue, Plate Proofs on Card (213P4-218P4). Large margins, brilliant colors, Very Fine

300
190
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1187
E
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1187, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Bank Note Co. Chemical Paper Essays, Bank Note Co. Chemical Paper EssaysBank Note Co. Chemical Paper Essays. Four, incl. 1c, 3c, 10c and 90c, each in state of decay as intended by the nature of the essay, 1c in several pieces, Very Fine appearing and unusual group

E. 200-300
130
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1188
P
Sale Number 1037, Lot Number 1188, Essays and Proofs (1870-88 Bank Note Issues)Large Bank Note Co. Proof Balance, Large Bank Note Co. Proof BalanceLarge Bank Note Co. Proof Balance. One large die proof on India (157P1, off card and cut down to 41 x 43mm), 23 single plate proofs and block of four, mostly card proofs but also couple on India, range of issues through the re-engraved, a few duplicated, fresh colors, overall Very Fine group

E. 400-500
325
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